Galatians 4:7
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English Standard Version
So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

King James Bible
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

American Standard Version
So that thou art no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore now he is not a servant, but a son. And if a son, an heir also through God.

English Revised Version
So that thou art no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir also through God's own act.

Galatians 4:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Servant (δοῦλος)

Bondservant. See on Matthew 20:26; see on Mark 9:35; see on Romans 1:1.

Then an heir (καὶ κληρονόμος)

Καὶ marks the logical sequence. Comp. Romans 8:17. The figure is based upon Roman, not upon Jewish, law. According to Roman law, all the children, sons and daughters, inherited alike. According to Jewish law, the inheritance of the sons was unequal, and the daughters were excluded, except where there were no male heirs. Thus the Roman law furnished a more truthful illustration of the privileges of Christians. Comp. Galatians 3:28.

Of God through Christ

The correct reading is διὰ θεοῦ through God, omitting Christ.

Galatians 4:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou.

Galatians 4:1,2,5,6,31 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all...

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

but. See on ch.

Galatians 3:26 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

if.

Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Romans 8:16,17 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God...

heir.

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield...

Genesis 17:7,8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Psalm 16:5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Jeremiah 10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance...

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD...

Jeremiah 32:38-41 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God...

Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours...

2 Corinthians 6:16-18 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them...

Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Cross References
Matthew 6:24
"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Romans 8:17
and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

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